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Photographed by Chad Jeffrey

Canadian Poet, singer and emcee, Se'lah (Say-La) Genesis; coins her sound as Urban Universal Spoken Word Music; a mixture of hip-Hop, R&B, and freestyle with experimental sounds drawing on a long list of musical influences such as: Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, KRS ONE, Missy Elliott, Jill Scott, Big Daddy Kane, SWV, Amy Winehouse, The Fugees, Whitney Houston, Deborah Cox, Janet Jackson, TLC, Tupac and Biggie.

In the past year, Se’lah has worked with and performed as a solo artist and in collaborations with local talent such as the late emcee Daptable, emcee DJ Krueger, Lady Parul, Venus, Toronto filmmaker, John Du (featured in FHM magazine, Blog TO and the Toronto Star). And at a variety of musical events and venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area; including Burdock, The Golden Stool, Afro-Fest, Jal Gua Organic Cafe, Tranzac Club, Harlem Restaurant, The Cadillac Lounge, The Local, Nuit Blanche, Scarborough Multicultural Community Festival, to name a few!


In January 2017 she founded the Thrive Artist Collective, a networking hub engaging artistic entrepreneurial creators, with the largest focus being on music and creating live shows throughout the GTA.

 “I want to connect amazing talent with other amazing talent, ” says Genesis. “Thrive Artist Collective is for the artist, by the artist. We put on kick ass shows and connect dope artists doing dope things.”

Se’lah is currently working on on her upcoming EP: Hip-Hop for Breakfast with Toronto producer SLWJMZ (Freddie Gibbs, Staasia Daniels, Alonzo) said to be released in 2019.

Keep up with Se'lah on social media!